Stay with AT&T or go with Verizon

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mmarzex, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Mmarzex macrumors member

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    Hi all I currently own a new gen iPad 4g with AT&T. I got it with the idea that AT&T 3g is faster than verizon's. I did this because I didn't think I would be in areas with LTE on either network but things have changed and I will be in areas with LTE on verizon but not AT&T. I'm still within my return time window and I'm wondering if it is worth it to switch it out for verizon. Please give me your opinions.
     
  2. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Yes, I think in this case it's worth it to exchange it for the Verizon model.
     
  3. christophermdia macrumors 6502a

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    Get Verizon, if you turn out in the long run not to like it, then get an AT&T sim and use AT&T with it. The only thing you can't do is get AT&T LTE, but you can get HSPA+ with the Verizon unit. This works fine as I have tried it.
     
  4. Mmarzex thread starter macrumors member

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    Really? I wasn't aware of that. I think I may go with that then. I'll have to go to apple tomorrow. I've never done an exchange before should I wipe the iPad and then just put it back in the box with everything?
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    That's how it is where I live, too.

    I absolutely detest the speed of Verizon's 3G network (I switched from AT&T to Verizon when the iPhone 4s came out), but I'm impressed how fast my iPad goes on their LTE network.

    Where I live, their LTE network isn't as robust yet as the rest of their network. Normally with Verizon out here, you almost alway see 4+ bars, ... maybe 3 bars occasionally. With their LTE network, there's a lot of areas with 1-2 bars, but the data speed is still decent (3mbps down is the slowest I've seen it, ... 35mpbs down is the fastest I've seen it, and that was with 3 bars).


    Yes. If you've activated data on it, be sure to cancel the auto-renewal.
     
  6. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    This. Make sure you have the IMEI for an AT&T ipad1 or ipad2 so you can get AT&T 4G
     
  7. Statiq! macrumors newbie

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    It all depends on if you get great LTE coverage. I've gotten 58mb down on LTE on the iPad at work.. so I'm happy with AT&T.
     
  8. ewo1992 macrumors regular

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    Also keep in mind with AT&T you get one 3gb for the price of Verizons 2gb
     
  9. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    The next iPad will be released before AT&T has LTE worth mentioning. The new iPad on AT&T is a mistake 99% of the continental US.
     

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